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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

01/17/2017 - Starship Disco Now on Steam
Starship Disco Now On Steam - Updated Across All Platforms

January 17, 2017 – San Mateo, California – Solus Games, a San Mateo, California based independent game developer announced today the release of Starship DiscoTM from Early Access on Steam.  The company also announced the release of new game features through a version update across all platforms, including HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR.

Starship Disco offers an exciting, intergalactic, VR experience where players take on the role of a starship pilot shooting alien enemies to the rhythm of the music.  The rhythm is dictated by embedded tracks as well as any imported music tracks creating endless dynamic game play.  Starship Disco provides immersive music powered graphics and the game controls are intuitive and comfortable by way of the 2 HTC Vive controllers, the Oculus Touch controllers, or the PlayStation Move controllers.  Scoring is dictated by the player’s ability to accurately shoot the enemy target precisely to the rhythm of the music.

Starship Disco launched to Early Access on Steam in Fall 2016 and on PlayStation VR in December 2016.  Following great reception and valuable input from the community, additional features and gameplay enhancements have been added to Starship Disco and have been released on Steam for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR.  Notable feature additions include an enhanced algorithm for precise user music beat tracking, additional difficulty settings to address all gamer capability levels, and a special mode to accommodate colorblind gamers.

"As a one-man, independent game developer, I’m excited to deliver a unique, music-driven experience for VR gaming in Starship Disco,” said Richard (Rico) Stenson, President of Solus Games.  "My goal is to create an engaging VR game that people can appreciate while enjoying their own music playlists.  I think that combo provides a very special experience in VR gaming.  The release of Starship Disco from Early Access is exciting and I think the feature enhancements I’ve made makes the game more enjoyable for all players.”


About Solus Games
Solus Games is a one-man independent game developer focused primarily on VR game platforms such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive/Steam, and PlayStation VR. Solus has historically developed games for mobile gaming platforms.  Solus Games was founded in 2007 in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit
www.solusgames.com , www.facebook.com/solusgames or follow us on Twitter @solusgames1. 

Submitted by: E. Thomas

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Monday, January 16, 2017

01/16/2017 - Classic RTS Game Frontier Wars Launches on Steam
Classic RTS Conquest: Frontier Wars Invades Steam

Austin, Texas – January 17, 2017 –  The classic space real-time strategy (RTS) game Conquest: Frontier Wars arrives on Steam today thanks to a partnership between developers Fever Pitch Studios and Descendent Studios. Conquest: Frontier Wars, first released in 2001, is famed for its balanced gameplay, rich story, and deep, evolving strategy.

Conquest succeeds in large part due to an epic atmosphere and a number of unique design elements that convey the complexity of waging war, from establishing supply lines to commissioning talented commanders.” Brett Todd, GameSpot 

Still popular with die-hard fans and modders, the Steam release of Conquest: Frontier Wars includes the original soundtrack and source code.

“It's clear that the years have been well spent honing, fine tuning, and generally polishing a highly impressive game, that, while taking the genre to several new levels, still retains the essentials that made playing these games so enjoyable in the first place.” IGN

Conquest: Frontier Wars is scheduled to deploy on Steam at noon EST (17:00 UTC) today with a 40% discount off the $5.99 price. A playable demo of the game is currently available on the Steam store page at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/578670  

Notes for editors
About Conquest: Frontier Wars

Mankind has finally learned how to explore the outer regions of space using wormhole technology, but Man is not alone in the Void. Two other races are also exploring and exploiting the cosmos for its resources and living space! Expand your fleet, explore your universe, and crush your opponents!

Conquest: Frontier Wars features large-scale fleet battles, intelligent fleet admirals who serve under your command as hero units, and pulse-pounding deep space RTS Sci-Fi gameplay! Manage your supply lines while waging war in multiple maps simultaneously. Don’t let your fleets collapse because as the old maxim states: your fleet is your fate.

Streamers, YouTubers, and other media persons can request review keys at https://www.keymailer.co/g/games/35535 .

About Descendent Studios

Descendent Studios, Inc. is an independent game development studio based in Austin, TX. The studio’s team includes several industry veterans who worked on titles such as Wing Commander, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Conquest Frontier Wars, Starlancer, Star Citizen, and Ultima Online. Descendent’s current primary project is Descent: Underground, a prequel to the classic Descent games of the 1990s.

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